The China-UK Research Centre for AI Ethics and Governance is a cross cultural and transdisciplinary Centre. Through linking Eastern and Western wisdom, the Centre is aimed at Bridging efforts from China and UK to share, interact, and complement efforts about AI Ethics and Governance to ensure AI develops for humanity and social good. The Centre is hosted at Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, with supports from Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), University of Cambridge. The Chinese Co-director is Prof. Yi Zeng from Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the UK Co-director is Prof. Huw Price from the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), University of Cambridge.
The characteristic contribution of the center will be complementary, cross cultural, social and technical investigation on AI Risks, Safety, Ethics, and Governance. China and UK are representatives of Eastern and Western culture and society respectively, and will face not only similar, but also very diverse challenges in the process of AI development and applications in different society. We are very excited to see how the social and technological efforts from two countries can be shared and through interaction, be bridged together for a more global vision, and finally achieve the same goal for building beneficial AI for humanity and society. The recent plan for concrete research of this centre are listed but not limited to the following:
- Linking, Synthesizing, and Analyzing Global Ethical Principles of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems.
- Developing AI governance platforms that can help AI innovations to avoid potential risks.
- Building Technical Models for AI with Low risk, High Safety and Ethical AI